Peter has been busy once again. After this story about animals and music, he's moved on to music and plants:
"This is Dorothy Retallack, a woman who conducted experiments on the effects of different kinds of music on plant growth at Colorado Woman’s College in Denver in the 1970s. Her conclusion was that rock music (specifically Jimi Hendrix, Vanilla Fudge and Led Zeppelin) could retard plant growth and eventually cause them to die. She found that the plants in her lab grew away from the loudspeaker playing rock after just a few days. Plants listening to classical music - particularly North Indian sitar music - thrived, and grew towards the speaker.
Needless to say, the science of this has been heavily disputed (And these stoners believe that sounds at certain frequencies can cause a 18" plant grow up to 600 feet tall). But that hasn’t stopped Mrs Retallack from being championed by some Christian fundamentalists, who believe her findings apply to humans too, for example Terry Watkins who asserts "Rock music... has been scientifically proven to literally KILL!" His site also quotes Dr. Earl W. Flosdorf, who says that rock music can cook eggs. If you've ever used rock music to cook an egg, do let me know.